August 1, 2018 / 7:32 AM / 4 months ago

China says it will retaliate if U.S. takes further trade measures

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday it will retaliate if the United States takes further steps hindering trade, after a source said the Trump administration proposes slapping 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a daily news briefing in Beijing that U.S. pressure on trade won’t work, and that Beijing has always upheld using dialogue to resolve trade issues.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Michael Martina; Editing by Nick Macfie

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